Americans Agree With Donald Trump, 58 Percent Want Flights Banned From Ebola Outbreak Countries

Americans Agree With Donald Trump, 58 Percent Want Flights Banned From Ebola Outbreak Countries

Donald Trump has struck a chord with the American public when it comes to banning flights from countries stricken by the Ebola outbreak.

The real estate mogul this week called on President Obama to stop flights from West Africa, saying the president is either “stupid” or “arrogant” for allowing flights to continue.

Breitbart Texas found that more than a dozen flights arrive in the United States each day from Liberia.

Americans appear to agree with Donald Trump. A poll from NBC News found that 58 percent of respondents support banning all flights to the United States from countries struck with the Ebola outbreak.

But Americans did not support the idea of putting American troops in harm’s way. By a two-to-one margin, respondents opposed sending troops to help with the outbreak.

The poll comes as the Ebola outbreak has claimed its first victim in America, Dallas resident Eric Duncan.

This week, the UN’s health authority said a total of 8,033 people have been infected through October 5, and that 3,879 have died. The countries hit hardest by the outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have fewer than a quarter of the hospital beds needed to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

“The situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate, with widespread and persistent transmission of Ebola,” the World Health Organization said. “There is no evidence that the EVD epidemic in West Africa is being brought under control.”

Leaders in Africa have said that the response to the Ebola outbreak is too slow and not nearly wide enough to slow spread of the virus.

“We just need to see a little bit faster action, that’s all. But certainly, in terms of resources both human and financial as well as material, I think the response is well appreciated and is very good. We would like to speed it up,” said Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s president.

President Obama has not yet proposed stopping flights from Ebola outbreak nations.